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# 1 Computer question...
02-18-2013, 02:52 PM
Hiya, I am looking at a Computer, and wondering, 'will this work for me in Star Trek Online'... Which computer should be decent enough to run STO?

1.

Processor & Memory:
3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3770 Processor 3.4 GHz
8 MB Cache
16 GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1600 MHz

Drives:
2 TB (7200RPM) 6 Gb/s SATA Hard Drive

Graphics & Video:
1 GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 620 Graphics

OR:

2.

Processor & Memory:
Intel Core i7-3770 Processor at 3.4GHz
16GB DDR3 SDRAM

Drives:
2TB (7200 RPM) Hard Drive

Graphics & Video:
2GB GTX660TI Graphics

Thanks!
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# 2
02-18-2013, 03:11 PM
My PC is Waaay below those specs you've posted and I'm running STO quite nicely on med - high settings. So, you'd be more than fine with whatever of the 2 you decide to go with!
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# 3
02-18-2013, 03:53 PM
I couldn't tell you which one would be better, I guess maybe researching the graphics cards, but either way I think whatever you choose will be great for STO. Both computer specs look pretty good.
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# 4
02-18-2013, 03:58 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by loriwildrose View Post
Hiya, I am looking at a Computer, and wondering, 'will this work for me in Star Trek Online'... Which computer should be decent enough to run STO?

1.

Processor & Memory:
3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3770 Processor 3.4 GHz
8 MB Cache
16 GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1600 MHz

Drives:
2 TB (7200RPM) 6 Gb/s SATA Hard Drive

Graphics & Video:
1 GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 620 Graphics

OR:

2.

Processor & Memory:
Intel Core i7-3770 Processor at 3.4GHz
16GB DDR3 SDRAM

Drives:
2TB (7200 RPM) Hard Drive

Graphics & Video:
2GB GTX660TI Graphics


Thanks!
Between the two the highlighted spec is the better choice for one simple reason the GPU..you will mostly likely play not only sto but other games and having a higher spec GPU will give you that room to play them. the third gen intel chips are more for work stations rathern than gaming machines you want the sandy bridge-E series of i5's and i7's.
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# 5
02-18-2013, 04:39 PM
Ok here is what i would recommend.

At lest a Quad core cpu you can play this game with a dual core but i would not recommend it as it will take 80% of the cpu.Trust me i am using a dual core right now and it does take that much cpu.

I would not need no more then 8gigs of ram mainly be cause you do not even need that much.16 gigs is too much unless you are like doing video editing and do other stuff like that.

1 to 2 TB is good plenty of space but i would only get like a 1TB for main drive and another for extra space.

I would look closely at the video cards specs they can be very trying to find the perfect one.

For this type of thing i would go to this site and ask---.>>>http://majorgeeks.com/

I would most likely build your own if you want a good gaming computer.I would not bye any store bought ones as they are loading tons of junk on them.With your own build you can pick witch parts you want and probably save a little money on it rather spend a good 1,000 on a store bought one.I built mine for under a 1,000.Video card was the most costly part.

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# 6
02-18-2013, 05:07 PM
Everyone is giving good advise. Whatever you do go with, at least use NVidia GTX560i or better, Dual-Core i3 or better, the rest does not matter.

I don't have time to play any other game so I specifically built my system with a mid-line motherboard (meaning not the "best of the best") of a good name and could take 3rd Gen Intel CPUs. 8GB RAM, GTX560i, Intel i3 2nd Gen CPU (cheapest I could get), an 80 GB hard drive I already had. Windows 7 64-bit Home Ed. It runs GREAT at FULL Quality!

If you plan to play other games, then you want to match the systems specs with those games. STO is not hardware intensive besides the GPU/video card.
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# 7
02-18-2013, 06:26 PM
or you could get a AMD FX 8350 8 core at 4GHz for 200 bucks, less than that i7
and you can buy a radeon HD 7770 for about 140 bucks, again probably less money than the nividia.

so to handle all you hardcore "OMG INTELS THE BEST AMD IS CRAP" fan boys.

unless he needs his computer to be the super duper top knotch flying 5 space shuttles at once he does not need to spend 1000 dollars on an i7. thank you have a nice day.
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# 8
02-19-2013, 12:31 AM
Intels are good, but usually overpriced. If you get the AMD equivalent you will save some money and be just as happy.

The 2nd option is better mainly because of the video card. the first one had a 620 which isn't high end at all. If you go with an Nvidia card, I would not recommend going with anything less than an X40 (440, 540, 640, etc) as you won't be happy with anything less. If money is not a problem, go with option 2 as that card will handle the game on ultra settings without issue. In fact, that card may be a little overkill.

I run a GTX 560 on max settings and it performs wonderfully.
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# 9
02-19-2013, 02:17 AM
Add a SSD for your boot drive, 128GB SSDs are around $120, won't impact your gaming much but your entire PC experience will be transformed with ultra quick loading times, especially when you boot.

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# 10
02-20-2013, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by mattjohnsonva View Post
Add a SSD for your boot drive, 128GB SSDs are around $120, won't impact your gaming much but your entire PC experience will be transformed with ultra quick loading times, especially when you boot.
^^^^^^^^^^^THIS.

I built my system a while ago and regret not getting an SSD.
( i know i can upgrade but the monies spent )

you can also put any programs that you want to run super fast on that SSD, like these:
-startek online
-autodesk programs
-adobe programs
-oh yea your OS, this will make start ups MUCH faster.
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